Beautiful historic towns dot the vast mountainous expanses of the Province of Cuneo. The landscape boasts a huge variety, from lush valleys, vineyards and natural reserves to rolling green hills and imposing snow-capped mountains, interrupted only by castles and quaint, tower-studded towns and villages, like the stunning Alba, Saluzzo and the regional capital of Cuneo. Locally produced cheeses, chocolates and especially wines are internationally renowned and sought-after, and the area also offers top-notch outdoor adventures.
Cuneo is known as "the town of seven sieges", named so after the French who besieged the town several times during the War of Austrian Succession. Despite this, Cuneo was strong and successfully resisted until the Napoleonic Wars, when the city was finally conquered. It was only in 1959, after the restoration of Kingdom of Sardina and unification of Italy, that Cuneo became the capital of the province and main hub for the numerous attractions in the area.
Use the town of Cuneo as a base of operations to explore the whole region. Visit Saluzzo, the "Siena of Piedmont”, or Alba, the Medieval "town of a hundred towers" for unrivaled historic architecture against a mezmerizing backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Travel to Frabosa Soprana or Limone Piemonte for top-notch skiing and winter activities. The mix of small-town charm and vast mountain scenery make Cuneo a top destination that is sure to please all who come.Read More